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What You Need To Know About Therapy in San Antonio


If you’re looking for comprehensive mental health care in the form of counseling in the San Antonio area, Sillon Wellness is an ideal destination. Offering a wide variety of evidenced based therapy treatments, Sillon has the experience and knowledge to help you get to the roof of your issues and start enjoying life again.

San Antonio Therapists Provide A Variety of Counseling Services

At Sillon Wellness, we know that each person is unique, as are their individual struggles. That’s why we work with you to match you to the perfect therapist for your needs, offering a variety of treatment options, including:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): CBT is a problem-focused form of talk therapy that helps teach patients how to recognize harmful thought patterns. Using techniques that range from journaling, role-playing and mental distraction, CBT aims to turn negative thought patterns into more objective ones. Changing automatic thought responses can influence behavior and mood for the positive.
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT): The focus of DBT Therapy is to help patients regulate emotions, cope with stress and live in the moment. Through methods such as core mindfulness, distress tolerance, and more, DBT enables a stronger ability to enforce boundaries, communicate more effectively and respect themselves, as well as others. DBT is commonly used for those with Borderline Personality Disorder, eating disorders and depression with suicidal behaviors.
  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT): During ACT, a therapist works with an individual on how to accept thoughts and feelings instead of constantly trying to change or control them. Understanding the role of strong emotions and how to move forward while accepting those feelings for what they are can lead to a more meaningful, enjoyable life.
  • Interoceptive Exposure Therapy (IE): Individuals who suffer from anxiety, phobias and panic disorders often avoid the situations that make them nervous. That avoidance leads to worsening symptoms. IE works with patients to face their fears to break free of the avoidance pattern. Anxiety symptom exposure and desensitization can help reduce those symptoms over time.
  • Exposure & Response Prevention Therapy (ERP): Commonly used for OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) and anxiety disorders, ERP uses a technique of slowly exposing patients to certain stimuli in order to initiate the thoughts and fears associated. Over time, compulsive or ritualistic behavior around those thoughts should decrease as the connection between the thoughts and behavior lessens.
  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy: Prolonged Exposure Therapy, typically used for those suffering from PTSD, asks patients to approach trauma related memories and feelings head-on in a safe environment, instead of finding ways to avoid them. This extensive form of cognitive therapy includes two main components that work together to very gradually challenge the patient’s comfort zone and show that trauma-based fear can decrease over time.
  • Teletherapy: While increasingly prevalent since the Covid-19 pandemic, teletherapy has been utilized as a counseling service for more than two decades. Using secure platforms, therapy has become more readily available to more individuals than ever before, effectively removing roadblocks many face when it comes to accessing mental health care. Teletherapy at Sillon Wellness offers flexibility to continue ongoing care or get treatment started.
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy: A well known treatment for PTSD, depression and anxiety, EMDR is a type of structured therapy that asks patients to focus on their traumatic memories. At the same time, the patient will engage in eye movements, hand vibrations, tapping or sound to stimulate different areas of the brain impacted by trauma. Over time, this leads to a decrease of emotion associated with the memories.
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT): EFT is used to help improve relationships, whether that be romantic or familial. Increasing communication skills along with learning the role of our emotions when it comes to connecting to others can allow for strengthened relationship functioning.

San Antonio Therapists at Sillon Wellness Provide Multiple Resources

Sillon Wellness is passionate about helping make the lives of our patients better with a variety of evidence-based treatments. We accept multiple insurance plans, including TRICARE, a health care program offered to active and retired United States military members. Beyond offering military counseling in the San Antonio area, we also accept Aetna, Cigna, TRIWest and self-pay.

Mental health is an important part of living a fulfilling, meaningful life. Sillon Wellness offers access to a multitude of experienced psychologists who treat a variety of issues. We individualize treatment based on your personal needs, matching you to the right therapist who can provide the specific treatment you need. If you are looking for high quality, comprehensive counseling services in the San Antonio area, please make an appointment or contact us for a free 15-minute phone consultation today!